Thermistors are resistors that predictably change resistance with temperature. This driver uses an analog reading and math to determine the temperature. They are commonly used as a low cost way to measure temperature.
This driver depends on:
Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.
Installing from PyPI¶
On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-thermistor
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-thermistor
To install in a virtual environment in your current project:
mkdir project-name && cd project-name python3 -m venv .env source .env/bin/activate pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-thermistor
The hardest part of using the driver is its initialization. Here is an example for the thermistor on the Circuit Playground and Circuit Playground Express. Its a 10k series resistor, 10k nominal resistance, 25 celsius nominal temperature and 3950 B coefficient.
Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.